This internship offers a wide variety of projects, perfect for business school or University students keen to gain experience in the professional world.
Children of the Mekong is a London based charity, which aims to improve the standards and accessibility of education in Southeast Asia. We are the UK branch of Enfants du Mekong, a French charity founded in 1958. We run a charity shop in South West London, and our office is located in the basement of the shop.
This internship matters: your creative, organisational and sales skills could help shape the future of children in Southeast Asia.
Your responsibilities would be two-fold; managing the charity shop and taking part in the development of the organisation through various projects.
Your role in the charity shop:
Running the till (including sales, opening and closing)
Sorting and displaying donations
Creating the shop window display
Cleaning and tidying
You will also have the opportunity to be shop leader. This role includes responsibilities such as:
Managing the team of volunteers and interns,
Overseeing planning, including lunch breaks,
Ensuring that your team is satisfied and motivated with their tasks and that they are working efficiently,
Preparing and leading the weekly team meetings.
The second part of the internship involves projects in the office. According to your skills and previous experience, you will be assigned projects related to communication, fundraising and administration, such as:
Fundraising (writing and reviewing proposals and reports, sending grant applications, taking part in event organisation, street fundraising, digital fundraising and research on potential corporate partnerships)
Recruitment (publishing ads and conducting interviews for the recruitment of the new team of interns and volunteers)
Administrative tasks (updating the database, accounting for the charity shop)
Communication (social media, emailing sponsors and donors, newsletters and updating the website)
Managing the EBay account
Proposing new projects. We love new ideas!
With many responsibilities and a lot of independence, the interns will learn to identify the needs of the business and take initiative giving them great experience for the future.
Candidates are students in business school or university.
The suitable candidates will have strong organisation skills, a good work ethic and be able to take initiative.
Length: 3 to 6 months
Location: 22 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5RN, UK
Allowance: £100/ monthly transport allowance for every full month completed